STATEMENT: Colorado Democratic Party Condemns Gardner’s Vote for Trump’s Rigid Supreme Court Nominee
In 2016, Gardner said eight months from an election was “too soon” to vote on a Supreme Court nominee — but apparently eight days isn’t
Denver, CO – Just now, after nearly 1.6 million Coloradans have already voted and just eight days before the election, Senator Cory Gardner voted to confirm President Trump’s anti-Affordable Care Act and anti-choice Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime appointment on the nation’s highest court.
Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll:
“There are no two ways about it: Senator Gardner flip-flopped on his 2016 commitment for utter partisan political gain and to continue his out-of-touch crusade to rip health care away from millions of Coloradans and gut reproductive freedoms.
“While nearly 1.6 million Coloradans have already voted and want a say in the next lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, Senator Gardner is silencing them and choosing to listen solely to Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump. Today is a devastating reminder that Senator Gardner has sold out Colorado for his undying fealty to Trump, and Coloradans are fed up with it. We are disturbed by the consequences of this sham process and embarrassment the GOP has made of this lifetime appointment, but we are reinvigorated to put our nose to the grindstone for the next eight days to elect Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper, and send both Cory Gardner and Donald Trump packing.”